It really looked like Designated Survivor was getting a third season.
Just last month, Kiefer Sutherland told RadioTimes.com that the next run would focus on a re-election campaign for accidental President Tom Kirkman, but then came the news that the show had been cancelled.
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Last night, the second season of Designated Survivor came to an end and aired what could be its final ever episode. And everything was left on an almighty cliffhanger.
It transpired that Tom Kirkman was going to run for re-election – but this time as an independent candidate. Eek!
Fans of the show were left incandescent that the show had ended, potentially for good, without being resolved.
Seeing this show getting cancelled was a hard sting to my mood, especially on the cliffhanger it ended on. Designated Survivor was the one show I’ve watched religiously as of late and hope it gets picked up by Netflix.
You and the rest of the cast made this show so great!
— Back to the Game Dev Grind! (@ValTalonheart) May 17, 2018
— Rachael (@rachaelc63_) May 17, 2018
If Netflix doesn’t pick up Designated Survivor since ABC cancelled it I’ll be very sad
— Drew Debois (@drewdebois) May 17, 2018
That season finale left me hanging #DesignatedSurvivor
— Markus ♿️ ???? (@markusmathew_) May 17, 2018
— Justin Bancroft (@HEELBancroft) May 17, 2018
— I’m Kris…Fly Me ????????♀️ (@KrisHuston77) May 17, 2018
Did they really cancel #DesignatedSurvivor ??? THEY CANT END LIKE THIS I NEED TO KNOW WHY EMILY DID THIS
— Chrys (@slytheryien) May 17, 2018
So what of the show’s future? So far, we’ve heard Netflix are sniffing around but there’s been no word on whether the streaming service (which airs Designated Survivor in the UK) or any other broadcaster wants to pick the show up from ABC, so for now we’ll just have to watch this space.